Sunday swap meet at port with nautical nomads

Welcome Week at the Bundaberg Port Marina, Burnett Heads. Go West Rally participants were officially welcomed to country by the Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation.

Yachties visiting the Bundaberg Region as part of the Go West Rally will mingle with residents while showcasing some goods at their annual swap meet on Sunday.

The group of 40 yachts, with participants from all over the world, have been enjoying the sights of the Bundaberg Region for the past week as part of their journey for the Down Under Rally's Go West trip.

Rally director John Hembrow said the swap meet happened each year and was the perfect opportunity for participants to unload unnecessary items from their vessels before the next adventure begins.

“This swap meet happens each year at the Bundaberg Port Marina only,” he said.

“There will be a bit of everything including new and used boat parts, clothing, water sports equipment and more.”

“It's great because yachties get to dispose of unwanted or unused items and locals get the chance to grab a bargain.

“Many items are donated with the proceeds of the sale of those items going to Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg.”

John said the swap meet was also an opportunity for residents to meet the yachties and find a little more out about life on the sea.

“We would love locals to come along even if it is to just meet these international visitors and ask questions about their voyage!” he said.

The swap meet will be held on Sunday, 10 November 2019 from 1pm to 3pm at Cruisers Cover Port Marina.